Bob Barr, Despite the shock and surprise with which many observers reacted to last month’s “Brexit” vote, the result of which begins the United Kingdom’s divorce from the European Union, the seeds of the breakup were long in the making – and entirely understandable. Notwithstanding efforts by some pro-EU proponents to paint the “Leave” camp
“The arguments in the Brexit vote and in the American presidential campaign are about the same” French President Francois Hollande, who last month endorsed Hillary Clinton in the U.S. presidential race, said the November ballot threatens to play out along similar lines to the U.K.’s European Union referendum. Just as U.K. voters rejected calls from
Rick Moran, American Thinker Britain is leaving the European Union. But that reality doesn’t begin to tell the story of the larger historical forces at work that are reshaping global politics, the global economy, and global culture and have been for much of the last decade. The survival of the EU is actually of little consequence. The
Donald Trump cast Britain’s decision to leave the European Union as a revolt against unfettered immigration into the West, as Thursday’s vote emboldened both the billionaire’s anti-establishment bid for president and other break-away efforts across Europe. From the Netherlands to France, political parties opposed to high immigration levels were demanding their own referendums on E.U.